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Former Manchester City star Michael Johnson is the latest football star to turned his hand to estate agency - tomorrow he opens his own branch of Trading Places in his hometown of Urmston, near the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

Johnson, who was also an England under-19 and under-21 player, retired from the game two years ago after a series of injuries - and a double drink-driving conviction - but is now co-director of Trading Places with existing agent Steve Cox.

Trading Places has existing offices in Stretford, Chorlton and Sale.

I used Trading Places a couple of times in the past and always had a good positive relationship with Steve says Johnson.

He's a City fan as well which gave us a common bond. I just wanted to do something good for the town. I'm also quite passionate about property and when this came up I thought it was something I really wanted to do.

The new branch will handle lettings as well as sales and will start with three staff.


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    if it doesnt work out then will this footy star have scored an own goal

    • 10 January 2015 13:19 PM
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    does it wow. thanks detective.

    • 10 January 2015 11:05 AM
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    Two stars in the first two lines! Are all footballers therefore "stars" I think average well paid footballer might seem more appropriate don't you

    So ex-footballer puts money into agency I suppose it's better than William Hill, Coral etc. where many "star" footballers seem to get rid of their money very quickly. This shows they are paid far too much.

    • 09 January 2015 13:41 PM
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